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Featherproof Not Featherweight

A new, old idea. The old part: books by subscription. The new part: limited editions based on the number of subscribers. Tiny (but scrappy) Chicago publisher featherproof now has its first imprint, paper egg. (Bring back uppercase letters, say I . . . wait a minute . . . bring back copyeditors who enforce consistent use of upper- and lowercase letters.)

Anyway, I like the way they think. It’s a fun idea that doesn’t demand that I change my definition of “book.”

And publishing could definitely use some ideas right about now. Anyway, I’m subscribing to this new, old idea.

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About the Author:

Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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